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Happy Easter to all! This is just a littly diddy!

A Rabbit With Eggs?


From long ago in Europe

The rabbit reigned as king

Of fertility and family

Reproduction in the spring


And in the Mediterranean

T’was eggs they dyed bright red

The seed of all creation

Baked into a woven bread


Another Euro custom was

The gift of almond candy

To remind us of the sweetness

That a love of family can be


Fertility was paramount

For farmers to survive

And the breaking of the eggs

A prayer, next year they’d be alive


And for all of us who do reside

Above the mid of earth

The celebration was of spring

When grass takes on rebirth


From the teachings of the Christians

Spring was set as Easter time

When Jesus rose from death of tomb

Eternal life for all mankind


So the Rabbit places colored eggs

Into a basket woven

Upon a bed of bright green grass

With candies by the dozen


And families join to celebrate

The bond that they do share

We dress for spring in brand new things

And go to church to show we care


When we mix up all these customs

Into a single day

We get this holiday anew

That we call Easter Day


Sherry Gail Heim

April 11, 2004

Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2004






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Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 4/11/2004
I love the flow in this poem, Sherry!
Reviewed by john zimmerman 4/11/2004
rabbit eggs -- ah, yes, now i understand!

a good write

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/11/2004
very well written Sherry!!

Happy easter to you!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by jude forese 4/11/2004
wonderful poem! well crafted ...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/11/2004
Never knew all the reason behind the rabbit and the eggs, the religious part I can take or leave, but the rest so fun it is hard to forget, thanks. Peace thru Knowledge, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by A PAX 4/11/2004
I have heard this before.......ty........for the reminder.......
and taking the time to put this together for us.......happy holiday

Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 4/11/2004
Thanks for the historical trip down Easter memory lane and for this precious write, Sherry.
Happy Easter to you and yours,
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/11/2004
Hi Sherry:

Happy Easter Day to you!

What a wonderful piece for the occasion. Love this indeed!

~ Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu ~
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/11/2004
Sherry Happy Easter! Thanks for this wonderful poem
with such excellent info!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 4/11/2004

I love this informative custom poem it is in perfection and timely also my dear friend....Well done. Happy Easter to you kinsman.....

Ladye Peg
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 4/11/2004
Happy Easter Sherry! This was quite the delight to read. I've always wondered why Rabbits with eggs! Now I know! lol
Although it's rainging and cold here today..(ofcourse) it's still a very beautiful day! We are alive and together..and that's what matters most!
Thank you for this bright and cheerful Easter tribute! Lisa
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 4/11/2004
Your rhyme and flow is wonderful. You have such a deft way of fitting it all together.....Very well written! As you do......ty and Happy Easter back at, Dani
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